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74 schools sanctioned funds to set up basic facilities

PANAJI: The government, taking note of the basic facilities required by the students, has sanctioned ` 1.5 lakh each, for construction of separate toilets for girl students. Altogether 74 government schools around the state have been sanctioned the funds. In addition, ` 25,000 have been given to the schools, for setting up drinking water facility.

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SEZ was a bad idea: Gonsalves

PANAJI: Maintaining that the special economic zones (SEZs) proposed in Goa had become synonymous with looting, the executive director of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) and a senior counsel of the Supreme Court, Mr Colin Gonsalves, on Wednesday, said that employment can happen in the state without SEZs, by setting up industries and factories.

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Anjuna police files charge-sheet

MAPUSA: Anjuna police on Tuesday filed a charge- sheet in the Samprit Malvankar murder case. Incidentally, police filed the charge-sheet just one day prior to the three-month period within which a charge sheet has to be filed.

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5 new hi-tech buses inducted into KTCL fleet

PANAJI: Stating that Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd was started by the government to provide eff ective and effi cient transport service to the common man, the Speaker of State Legislative Assembly, Mr Pratapsingh Rane urged the corporation to provide safe, fast, punctual and time saving bus service to the commuters.

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Govt initiates steps to curb black marketing in PDS

PANAJI: Taking note of the increasing incidents of black marketing in the public distribution system (PDS), the government on Tuesday initiated steps to curb the same. The secretary for civil supplies, Mr D C Sahoo, taking an initiative against the complaints received as regards black marketing of food grains as well as kerosene around the state, issued directions to the department offi cers in the secretariat to take strictest action in such cases. There are around 3.85 lakh ration card holders in the state.

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SE Asia’s only pollution control vessel docked at Mormugao

VASCO: The India’s fi rst and South East Asia’s only specialised pollution control vessel, ICGS Samudra Prahari has arrived in the state and is docked at Western India Shipyard Ltd, for interior renovation works and minor repairs. The deputy inspector general, Commandant Manoj Vasant Baadkar who is commanding the ship, speaking to media persons, on Tuesday,

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